Current Exhibition

"Botanamoeba" is an exhibit of acrylic paintings on wood panels.  The flora/fauna images were inspired by the work of artists in the Darwin era.

Ann Byal Feldshue




About the Artists

Steven Spathelf

Steven Spathelf was raised in rural Ohio and was recognized for his artistic talents as a child. He started painting at the age of 8 under the direction of Ethel Berlin. He received additional formal training at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Kendall School of Design (later to become Kendall College of Art & Design) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Soon after moving to Tampa Bay, Florida in 1982 Steven started to paint professionally.

His first murals were on children's walls in the homes of friends. He later presented his portfolio to interior designers and obtained commissions to paint hundreds of murals in the area's finest communities. He is best known for the many oranges and orange crate designs that grace the buildings in Dunedin, Florida. At last count, Steven has painted over 500 oranges in this little town on the water. 

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Bill Renc

Bill Renc spent much of his 1950's South Florida childhood immersed in the landscape, fishing, and drawing.  A Ringling School of Art graduate, he still loves marine life and it creeps into his work quite often..  Known for his Florida landscapes in oil and watercolor, art collectors also love Bill's prints of fish lurking in unexpected scenarios such as front yards, doorways, and gardens.  He has done many commissioned paintings for civic and charity events.  Bill owned and operated Painted Fish Gallery with his wife Linda for the past 24 years, now focusing on studio work.

Linda Renc

Linda Renc is a calligrapher who enjoys the challenge of creating unique original artworks and colorful prints. She works in watercolor, gouache and occasional mixed media, using traditional lettering tools and fine quality papers or canvas. Her calligraphy always lends a deeper meaning to specially chosen quotations. Nature has always been a favorite subject, and more recently her work reflects the endangerment of our state's resources. Studying graphic design and art history at University of Illinois in the '60's, Linda exhibited for many years at outdoor festivals with her husband Bill. She offers lettering classes at Dunedin Fine Art Center.

Lorraine Potocki

Lorraine Potocki was born in Trenton, New Jersey where she received her BA in Fine Art and Education from The College of New Jersey.  She works in pastel and acrylic in styles ranging from realistic to abstract impressionism and expressionism.

Potocki has exhibited throughout Florida including solo shows in Tampa, Lakeland, and Seminole.  Her work has been featured in Tampa Bay Magazine and is a past winner of the Clearwater Jazz Poster contest.  She is on the faculty of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and also teaches workshops throughout Florida

An award-winning artist, Potocki is also a member of the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, the Pastel Society of America, and PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists).

She gladly welcomes commissions and visitors to her studio.

Candy Schultheis

Candy Schultheis is an award winning artist who lives and has her studio in Dunedin, FL.  She has shown her work throughout Rhode Island and Florida, including many solo shows.  Her work is currently on exhibit at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Celestial Circle in Palm Harbor, and in her studio in Dunedin.

Schultheis is on the faculty of the Dunedin Fine Art Center teaching workshops and classes in Intuitive Painting, Art Journaling, Brush Up, and Mixed Media.  She gladly welcomes commissions and visitors to her studio.

Christine Renc-Carter

Christine Renc-Carter combines image and metaphor in bright multi-layered artworks using a variety of media.  Her work translates her surroundings and life experiences into deeply personal visions.  She explores themes that reflect her Florida roots, with homage to its delicate (and beleaguered) coastal environment.  She entered juried exhibits and has been part of Painted Fish Gallery since graduating from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.  Her extensive background in printmaking and art history led to a successful career in the museum field.  Christine is now Curator at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs.